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Criminology and Criminal Justice (UCAS:C16S) Foundation Degree


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  • Qualification

    Foundation Degree

  • Location

    Manchester College (The)

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary


This course has been specially designed to focus on Criminology as a discipline, with an input from professional practitioners that operate within the Criminal Justice System.
The links between the core subjects will provide students with both historical and contemporary knowledge of how Criminology and the Criminal Justice System works in practice, along with the professional skills that are delivered to create operational effectiveness.
Subjects such as Criminal Law, Criminology, Psychology along with Policing and Prisons are among a range of specialist areas that will prepare students to work within the Criminal Justice System. This will be achieved by using Criminology as a key focus for all areas of opportunity that students may wish to follow when embarking on their vocational pathway.
The course will harness both the academic subjects of Criminology and Law to develop vocational skills that will be consolidated with work based learning experience. The course will also allow students to examine the causes and consequences of crime; research and evaluate theory and practice in criminal justice; undertake work related learning in a related area; partake in a series of visits to relevant organisations; and hear high quality guest speakers.
This in turn will provide the students with the knowledge, skills, abilities and experience to undertake a wide variety of roles within Public, Private and Voluntary Sectors of employment within the field of Criminal Justice.

Continuing Your Journey

Students can apply for the top up BA (Hons) in Criminology and Criminal Justice (top-up) Level 6 programme on successful completion of the Foundation Degree.

This award provides a range of opportunities within diverse disciplines that exist within the criminal justice sector. Upon successful completion of the Foundation Degree programme, students will have the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to undertake a range of roles within the public, private and voluntary sectors that have specific focus on the law, crime and justice.

Policing, Probation, Prison and Custodial Services along with Youth Offending Services and a range of legal practice roles are clear vocational pathways that will be suitable for graduates from this programme of study.

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Applicants should possess two A levels or a BTEC Level 3 in a related area or an access to HE course in a related area.


University information


  • Campus address

    Manchester College (The), Ashton Old Road, Manchester, MANCHESTER, MANCHESTER, M11 2WH, England

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